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Senior Director
Ford Resource and Engagement Center / Ford Men of Courage National Program Manager

I don’t look at obstacles as challenges but more like opportunities. I try to examine every aspect of the challenge and then ideate potential solutions to overcoming them. I come from the school of thought that you leave no stone unturned and exhausting all of my options.
— Justin Kimpson

Justin Kimpson is national manager of Ford Motor Company Fund’s Men of Courage program that since its start in 2015 has advanced positive narratives of black men through grassroots initiatives in communities throughout the United States.

He also serves as senior director of the Ford Resource & Engagement Center eastside location in Detroit where he oversees operations, program management, partnership development and food mobile distribution. He brings to his current position more than 15 years of diverse experience in the fields of philanthropy, education and workforce development. Justin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Morehouse College and a Masters of Education from Marygrove College.

He refined his leadership skills through participation in the Michigan Political Leadership Program and Leadership Detroit (Class XXXVI), two highly competitive fellowships sponsored by Michigan State University and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce respectively.

An active community member, Justin has participated in a host of volunteer and mentorship roles. He has served as an executive board member for Detroit Young Professionals, an organization dedicated to the development of the next generation of metro Detroit leaders. He is currently a board member for Black Family Development.

DBusiness magazine recently recognized Mr. Kimpson as a “DBusiness Magazine 30 in their Thirties” honoree. He is passionate about making significant impacts through leadership, mentorship and philanthropy.

How Justin Gives Back:

  • Board Member, Black Family Development

Justin’s Blue Sky Goal:

My blue sky goal would be to selected to lead a major nonprofit or foundation that will provide me the opportunity to impact not just United States, but the world. Ultimately providing me with the opportunity to create significant change and develop the generation of leaders.